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Salt as Coconut Fertilizer

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The application of sodium  chloride (NaCl) can increase nut production, copra weight per nut and copra  yield per  tree.

Research  studies on chloride nutrition and  fertilization of coconuts were extensively reported in 1972 on the positive  responses of young and bearing coconuts to chlorine application. This was the  result of adding chloride to palms at the Davao Research Center of the  Philippine Coconut Authority in Bago Oshiro, Davao City.

The beneficial role of chlorine in the normal growth, accelerated  development, and high nut and copra yields of coconuts was confirmed in the  inland coconut-productive areas in Davao. Leaf chlorine is the main factor for  copra yields; and for foliar diagnosis (a tool for nutritional diagnosis and  predicting fertilizer needs), the critical level of leaf-Cl was found at 0.30% Cl and optimum level at 0.50-0.55% Cl. The addition of 60-70 g NaCl/seedling can increase the plant’s girth and fresh  weight.

It was found that seedlings from  seednuts produced by NaCl-fertilized parent palms had bigger girths, more  leaves, and higher total germination percentage, indicating that chlorine  nutrition of parent palms is a positive factor in affecting the conditions of  the seedlings in the industry.


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One thought on “Salt as Coconut Fertilizer

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